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AP Sportlight

Thursday - 4/3/2014, 9:50am  ET

Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press

1937 -- Byron Nelson shoots a 283 to win the Masters by two strokes over Ralph Guldahl.

1938 -- Henry Picard beats Ralph Guldahl and Harry Cooper by two strokes to capture the Masters.

1983 -- Lorenzo Charles scores on a dunk after Derek Whittenburg's 35-foot desperation shot falls short to give North Carolina State a 54-52 triumph over Houston in the NCAA championship.

1986 -- Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky breaks his NHL season points record with three assists to increase his total to 214. He scored 212 points in 1981-82.

1987 -- New York's Denis Potvin, the highest-scoring defenseman in NHL history, scores his 1,000th point.

1988 -- Danny Manning scores 31 points and grabs 18 rebounds as Kansas wins its second NCAA championship with an 83-79 victory over Oklahoma.

1993 -- Sheryl Swoopes shatters the women's championship game record by scoring 47 points to lead Texas Tech to an 84-82 victory over Ohio State.

1993 -- Mario Andretti, at 53, wins the Valvoline 200 in Phoenix to become the oldest driver to win an Indy car race and the first driver to win a race in four different decades.

1994 -- Arkansas wins its first men's national championship with a 76-72 victory over Duke, depriving the Blue Devils of a third title in four years.

1998 -- Mark McGwire ties Willie Mays' National League record by hitting a home run in each of his first four games. McGwire launches a towering three-run shot in the sixth inning of an 8-6 victory over the San Diego

2001 -- Hideo Nomo becomes the fourth pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter in both leagues in Boston's 3-0 victory over Baltimore. The others are Cy Young, Jim Bunning and Nolan Ryan.

2003 -- Toronto's Lenny Wilkens sets the NBA record for most career losses when the Raptors lose to the Spurs 124-98. Wilkens, in his 30th year as an NBA coach, was already the winningest coach in league history with 1,292 victories.

2003 -- Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs becomes the 18th player to hit 500 career homers, connecting for a solo shot in a 10-9 loss to Cincinnati.

2005 -- Dmitri Young becomes the third player to hit three homers on opening day to lead Detroit over the Kansas City Royals 11-2.

2005 -- North Carolina defeats Illinois to win the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship. Sean May has 26 points and the Tar Heels don't allow a basket over the final 2 1/2 minutes to defeat Illinois 75-70.

2010 -- Yani Tseng shoots a 4-under 68 to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship for her second major title. Tseng, of Taiwan, finishes at 13-under 275 at Mission Hills to hold off Suzann Pettersen by one stroke.

2011 -- Kemba Walker scores 16 points and Alex Oriakhi has 11 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks to lead Connecticut to a 53-41 win over Butler in the NCAA championship game. UConn coach Jim Calhoun wins his third national championship, something only four other coaches have done.

2013 -- Pierre Jackson has his fourth straight double-double with 17 points and 10 assists to lead Baylor to its first NIT title with a 74-54 win over Iowa.


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